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An October Afternoon

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Sanford Robinson Gifford’s An October Afternoon, which he produced after a remarkably productive period in his career, reflects the maturity of the landscape-painting tradition in the United States that stemmed from Thomas Cole [47.1201] and his followers. With the palpable orange glow of an...

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Inscription

Lower right: S R Gifford 1871

Provenance

1871, the artist; 1881, Samuel J. Harriot (1834-1919), New York. 1964-5, Donald Broman; 1965, with Vose Galleries, Boston; 1965, sold by Vose Galleries to Frank E. Taplin, Princeton, N.J.; by 1987, with Gregory Shephard/Interart, Providence, R.I.; 1988, with Vose Galleries, Boston; 1988, sold by Vose Galleries to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 23, 1988)

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

1871

Dimensions

34.29 x 60.96 cm (13 1/2 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

1988.150

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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